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The Community-Engaged Faculty:
Community-based Research, Teaching, & Service

“CSULB faculty, staff, and students are intensely involved in community service and partnerships with community agencies and non-profits, schools, and local government agencies .... CSULB faculty researchers make significant contributions to resolving community and regional problems and planning for future needs of our region and the nation.” ( Vision of Excellence, Division of Academic Affairs)

The University offers numerous resources for faculty seeking to become more engaged in the community. A sampling appears here.

Center for Community Engagement

The CCE facilitates connections between the university and the community by service-based internships, service-learning, and community-based research to enrich experiences and strengthen community capacity.

Center for First Amendment Studies

Educates students about their First Amendment heritage and encourages faculty members to do original research on freedom of expression.

Center for International Education / International Education

A directory for international students, as well as opportunities for studying abroad.

Desert Studies Program

The Desert Studies Program provides opportunities for individuals and groups to conduct research, volunteer, receive instruction and experience the desert environment.

Faculty Center for Professional Development (FCPD)

The Center creates an environment of collegial hospitality for the enhancement of teaching and learning and promotes community-based learning and research.

Geodiversity - Geoscience Diversity Enhancement Program

The departments of Geological Sciences, Geography, and Anthropology have created an innovative collaborative partnership with community colleges and local high schools to improve the research and educational experiences of under-represented students in the geoscience disciplines.

Luster E. and Audrey Nichol Hauth Center for Communication Skills

The Hauth Center enhances personal communication skills in various contexts; providing individualized assistance to become an effective public speaker, conversationalist, or group leader.


Undergraduate education students intern in urban classrooms, providing service to students and teachers.

Service Learning Courses

A list of all of the service-learning courses offered through the Center for Community Engagement

South Basin Writing Project

SBWP teaches teachers with a variety of institutes, initiatives, seminars, and in-service programs ensuring that they become highly skilled teachers of writing.

Southeast Asian Studies Center

The center develops and promotes research and instructional activities at CSULB in the area of Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian communities.